Sandown Park

  • 15:50 Furniture Village Celebration Handicap1m 14y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.62s
  • Off time: 15:52:44
15:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bab Al Salam (USA) 9/2
2nd Isphahan 16/1
3rd Light From Mars 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 362151 Dark Green, Yellow sleeves, Brown armlets, Brown cap Marajaa (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
7 9-13 W J Musson C Catlin 90 14/115.00
2 (14) 6-12703 ROYAL BLUE and PURPLE (quartered), ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Light From Mars 49
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-13 B R Millman J Millman (3) 90 7/18.00
3 (15) 451000 Grey, Black stars Ellemujie 24
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-12 D K Ivory J D O'Reilly (5) 89 8/19.00
4 (9) 57136-2 Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap Rainbow Mirage (IRE) 161
Distance Winner
5 9-12 E S McMahon S Sanders 89 20/121.00
5 (5) 857116 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Romany Princess (IRE) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-12 R Hannon R Hughes 89 9/25.50
6 (17) 436103 Black, White stars, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 8
4 9-11 Miss J Feilden T P O'Shea 88 20/121.00
7 (13) 054125 Purple, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star Resurge (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 9-10 W S Kittow F Sweeney 87 15/28.50
8 (7) 550108 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Tudor Key (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-5 Mrs A J Perrett S W Kelly 88 50/151.00
9 (11) 797087 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue stars Southandwest (IRE) 13
5 9-5 J S Moore L Morris 82 25/126.00
11 (12) 1-60054 Orange, Red Cross of Lorraine Isphahan 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 v A M Balding David Probert 80 16/117.00
12 (10) 739411 Red and Yellow diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Red cap Gold Express 32
Distance Winner
6 9-3 P J O'gorman N Mackay 80 15/28.50
14 (3) 61200-5 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Troop 12
3 9-2 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 85 50/151.00
15 (6) 956261 Orange, Light Blue epaulets Reel Buddy Star 8 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 9-2 G M Moore Jamie Kyne (5) 73 12/113.00
16 (8) 390644 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Salient 10
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-1 M J Attwater Kirsty Milczarek 78 20/121.00
17 (2) 1- Royal blue Bab Al Salam (USA) 315
3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 81 9/25.50
Non runners
10 (4)53-101Elliptical (USA)39-4G A ButlerA Kirby87
13 (1)10-0351Bravo Echo39-2J H M GosdenR Havlin85


A big field and plenty of likely contenders; from a shortlist of Bab Al Saman, Bravo Echo and ELLIPTICAL, it is the last-named who is narrowly preferred. A wide draw must be a negative for a horse who has done his best work from the front however he may have the class to get by. His only disappointing run came when not handling the unique Epsom camber, and with more improvement to come he can shake off a 7lb rise in the weights for his Salisbury success. Marajaa is a grand old stick who comes here in top form however he looks weighted up to the hilt, a comment that may also apply to Romany Princess and Gold Express following recent good spells. Bravo Echo is on the upgrade; the stable have had a good week and he is one of several progressive three-year-olds in the race. Ellemujie and Light From Mars are both course and distance winners, Rainbow Mirage needs watching in the betting, whilst Reel Buddy Star has a penalty for a recent Newcastle romp to deal with. The most interesting runner is Bab Al Salam; this Seeking The Gold filly is related to more US sprint winners than you can shake a stick at and she could be anything making her handicap debut off a mark of 81. Not easy for the punter, but Elliptical can prevail.